Corona offers a small venue of a festival, but it is a decent layout and they have been upgrading as of late. And while smaller, it offers a more quaint environment for the re enactment of a pirate village.
This was the Alliance of the Double Cross's first encampment and it was great. Now, don't misunderstand, it was hotter'n hell, there were two fires that almost burned us out of camp and there weren't as many guests as we would have liked, but when it comes to putting on a pirate camp, we knocked em dead. More than one patron commented on how good our set up looked.
We had a great meal of chicken and such which Cantankerous Jan and Naughty Nellie picked up for us (yes, I know, I still owe you 8 bucks). We got to meet some new friends. A very talented artist and bohemian rocker, Shaun, knocked out a pic of me in no time flat. I will scan it and put it up here.
Liberte ordered a custom leather tray from me while we were in New Orleans, so she came buy to pick that up and visit.
We laughed, drank a lot of water, practiced some sword work, drummed and laughed more. One of the highlights was when we plundered the town. I think we got 3 Irish gold pieces and sold a Naval Commander for ransom and we took hostage two others of the Royal Navy, but they seemed to just fit right in with us.
Salma Gundy and I had a great time. The Alliance is a group of great guys and gals who are very fun spend time and pirate with.
As I think of more I will let ya know.
Coming soon...more PyrateCon 2008